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Thompson, Noah C.
Age: 18, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/20/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 7/25/62, tr to VRC 8/1/63, dsrtd 7/1/65
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Birth: 1842, Bristol, VT
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 46077913
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/8/1868
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT
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A most brutal murder occurred in Bristol on Saturday evening last. John A. Ring, a drunken rowdy, assaulted Noah Thompson with a knife, stabbing him nine or ten times, from which wounds he died in about three minutes. Ring is a desperate character, and was under the influence of liquor at the time of the affray. He has been the terror of the village from his quarrelsome and reckless character. He has been twice in Middlebury jail, once in Vergennes jail and once in the jail in Burlington, the latter being for carrying a sling shot. Thompson has been a soldier, and is said to be a sober and peaceable man. Ring has been committed to Middlebury jail, and on his way thither – having become sober – expressed great sorrow for his bloody deed.
A further account says the quarrel between the men had been of long standing, arising from jealousy on the part of Thomas of Ring's intimacy with his wife. Some ten years ago, they had an affray, in which Ring knocked Thomas down, but finally received a severe beating from Thomas.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, April 19, 1871.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.